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Newcastle University

Research Assistant Research Associate - Population Health and Health Improvement

Job description

We are looking for two Research Assistants/Associates initially to support two workstreams: 1) the NIHR funded study “Can embedding the MapMe intervention, a tool to improve parental acknowledgement and understanding of childhood overweight and obesity, in the National Child Measurement Programme lead to improved child weight outcomes at one year?” and 2) a programme of work evaluating health behaviour change ‘prehabilitation’ programmes in people awaiting surgery.

You will be part of an extensive research team with the opportunity to work with families, local authorities, clinicians, voluntary sector organisations, and colleagues in Office of Health Improvement and Disparities.  You will have opportunity to become involved in other research for example with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration, NIHR School for Public Health Research and Fuse. You will be committed to developing a research career in population health and health improvement in the areas of childhood obesity prevention, healthy weight maintenance behaviours, health behaviour change, health services, or health psychology.  

You will be based within the Population Health Sciences Institute (PHSI) at Newcastle University and should have experience of carrying out good quality research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones, submitting ethics applications, and ideally some experience of working with families and children. Experience in a range of methodologies would also be beneficial including dietary intake assessment, measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour and qualitative data collection (interviews/focus groups) and analysis.

The role will suit an individual who is planning to develop a career in translational Public Health Research with a specific focus on applied health research and population health improvement.  

Further details about the HNRC and PHSI can be found here (HNRC) and here (PHSI)

Further details about the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration, Fuse and NIHR School for Public Health Research can be found here.

Two full-time posts are available, fixed term until 31 August 2024 (fixed-term)

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 31st August.

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